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Toleration on Trial

by Ingrid Creppell, Russell Hardin & Stephen Macedo

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized...


Keeping Democracy at Bay: Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Political Reform

by Suzanne Pepper

This thoroughly researched study provides an invaluable account of Hong Kong's political evolution from its founding as a British colony to the present. Exploring the interplay between colonial, capitalist,...


Henry L. Stimson: The First Wise Man

by David F. Schmitz

The twentieth century witnessed the rise of the United States as the preeminent player on the world stage. While many individuals were responsible for the American ascension, few have left a larger legacy in...


New Immigrants, Changing Communities: Best Practices for a Better America

by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak & Micah N. Bump

This handbook provides a review of promising practices and strategies facilitating immigrant integration, especially in new settlement areas. The purpose of this handbook is to foster a constructive approach...


Places and Politics in an Age of Globalization

by Roxann Prazniak, Arif Dirlik & John Brown Childs

This unique work opens a field of inquiry around place-based critiques of global capital as it focuses on the interactions between local issues and international financial flows. Framing their discussions around...


Thinking History, Fighting Evil: Neoconservatives and the Perils of Analogy in American Politics

by David B. MacDonald

This accessible study critiques the rise of a new exceptionalism: a victim-centered nationalism promoted by American conservatives since the 1980s, borrowing imagery and vocabulary from the civil rights era...


In Praise of Ageing

by Patricia Edgar

Retirement is not the time to cut all ties and head off to live in a warm climate but rather to ask: Who do I want to be near? How will my relationships be reaffirmed? What do I care about? What can I create...


Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

by Ytasha L. Womack

Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. With a twofold aim to entertain...


A Bridge from Darkness to Light: Thirteen Young Photographers Explore Their Afghanistan

by Bill Wright

In 2006, Texas historian and photographer Bill Wright traveled to Afghanistan to teach a course—sponsored by the Afghan NGO ASCHIANA, which seeks to support working children and their families—on digital...


Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Elisée Reclus

by Élisée Reclus, John Clark & Camille Martin

The first comprehensive introduction to the thought of Elisée Reclus, the great anarchist geographer and political theorist, Anarchy, Geography, Modernity presents his groundbreaking critique of all forms of...


Barthes' "Mythologies" Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture

by Pete Bennett & Julian McDougall

This is Barthes' seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these...


The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory

by Frank J. Wetta & Martin A. Novelli

A century and a half after the Civil War, Americans are still dealing with the legacies of the conflict and Reconstruction, including the many myths and legends spawned by these events. The Long Reconstruction:...


Armed Drones and the Ethics of War: Military virtue in a post-heroic age

by Christian Enemark

This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles ('hunter-killer drones') in contemporary conflicts.

The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the...


Researching Virtual Worlds: Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices

by Louise Phillips & Ursula Plesner

This volume presents a wide range of methodological strategies that are designed to take into account the complex, emergent, and continually shifting character of virtual worlds. It interrogates how virtual...


Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy: Gender as Genre

by John Alberti

This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing...


Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages

by Daniel T. Kline

Digital gaming's cultural significance is often minimized much in the same way that the Middle Ages are discounted as the backward and childish precursor to the modern period. Digital Gaming Reimagines the Middle...


Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People: Supporting Children who are, or have been, in Foster Care

by Michael Tarren-Sweeney & Arlene Vetere

More than half of children either in foster care, or adopted from care in the developed world, have a measurable need for mental health services, while up to one quarter present with complex and severe trauma-...


Skuse'S Complete Confectioner

by Skuse

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Analysing Social Work Communication: Discourse in Practice

by Christopher Hall, Kirsi Juhila & Maureen Matarese

With communication and relationships at the core of social work, this book reveals the way it is foremost a practice that becomes reality in dialogue, illuminating some of the profession's key dilemmas. Applied...


Religion and the Realist Tradition: From Political Theology to International Relations Theory and Back

by Jodok Troy

This volume picks up a rather uninvested field of international relations theory: the influence of religion on Realism as well as the power of Realism to address religious issues in world politics. Although...